Bengaluru: Karnataka chief secretary Vandita Sharma has directed the officials from various government departments in Bengaluru to step up measures to decongest bottlenecks from 10 major traffic junctions in the city.
Silk Board, Iblur, Jayadeva, MM Temple Junction at Tin Factory, Hebbal, Goraguntepalya, Sarakki, KS layout, Kadubeesanahalli and Banashankari have been identified as the major bottlenecks in the city by the Bengaluru traffic police department.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Supply Sewerage Board (BWSSB), city police and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) have apprised the chief secretary about the civic works undertaken by them.
The chief secretary directed the officials to fill the potholes on arterial, sub-arterial roads and ward roads.
The traffic police department in the meeting stated that they have identified the places where water stagnates during rain. “We have identified the places where water stagnates on the main roads of the city during rain theory creating problems for the motorists. There is a possibility of accidents due to manholes which are higher than the road surface. 112 manholes have been identified by the traffic police department,” said police commissioner CH Pratap Reddy.
BWSSB officials said they had repaired 53 out of 112 manholes have been repaired by them and efforts were on to replace all the damaged cover of manholes.
The chief secretary also directed that asphalting of 107 roads in the city, installation of street lights in 210 places, clearing of black spots at 33 places, removal of construction debris from roads, installation of high-mast light at 330 and correction of unscientific road bumps at 427 places in the city should be taken up on war footing.
The traffic police department also said that they would remove 521 abandoned vehicles on the footpath and roadsides. They also committed to carry out an anti-encroachment drive and penalise those who park their vehicles roadside instead of the parking places.